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Australia: ABC iview goes global for international audiences

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has launched the free international streaming service ABC Australia iview, opening up more of its outstanding content to audiences around the world. The ABC Australia iview app, for iOS and Android devices, connects the national public broadcaster’s global community with distinctive Australian stories, content and conversations from across the ABC, including entertainment, factual content, arts and …

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Encore Classical Music on Shortwave this coming weekend

This coming weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will broadcasting on a third frequency again. The folks at WWCR in Tennessee are transmitting the show for the second time at 01:00 UTC Sunday 24th (Saturday evening 23rd local in US) on 6115 kHz. Encore – Classical Music this weekend is – of course – being broadcast as usual …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Nov 21 at 0257 WRMI with VP music, 0259 chirping, no NA, no Radio Tirana IS, 0259.5 “Everglades“ ID. I was expecting the second RT relay of the day to be at 0230, as on the WRMI *frequency* schedule for 9395; but on the *program* schedule below, System G is shown with Oldies at 9:30 pm …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 19-20, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 19 at 2052, another check for R. Tirana via WRMI as scheduled 2030 — and again Balkan music fill, but 2057 abruptly cut to a national anthem, and 2058 Radio Tirana IS for about a minute! But no announcement. Their IS is lo-fi and seems to have been retrieved from an ancient off-air recording, perhaps …

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FTIOM & UBMP Nov 24-30

From the Isle of Music, November 24-30: This week our special guest is Mayquel González, whose Jazz album Tiempos de Paz won the Opera Prima (Best New Artist) category of Cubadisco 2019. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 18-19, 2019

** CANADA. 7850-CUSB, Nov 18 at 2254, still no signal from CHU. Richard Langley, NB, explains the disconnect with NRC website status, Nov 18 at 1239: “Back home now and I, too, cannot get any signal on 7850 kHz. Got in touch with the NRC officer again and this is his reply this morning (18 November): “It was back up …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 17-18, 2019

** CANADA. 6961-USB, Sun Nov 17 at 2232, some king of military net with abbr`d IDs including 221, 225, 211, 212, 218. Finally the NCS IDs fonetikally as CIW311, i.e. CFARS, the Canadian equivalent of our MARS, and in fact they invite MARS stations to check in too; none heard. No traffic, and closing net at 2235 17 Nov, but …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 16-17, 2019

** ARGENTINA [non]. 7780, Sat Nov 16 at 2213, RAE in German, fair via WRMI. On at least Mon Nov 11, Wolfgang Bueschel reported music instead of German during this hour. WRMI skedgrid currently shows System F *program* schedule with RAE German 7 days a week at 22-23 on 7780. And also Mon-Sat at 1600-1700 on 7780, when I have …

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RTÉ to continue spending €250k a year on longwave radio service

The Business Post By Michael Brennan November 17, 2019 RTÉ is going to spend €250,000 per year transmitting its Radio One station to the Irish diaspora in Britain – while closing down all its digital stations. The station is shutting down RTÉ Gold, RTE Junior, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, but would not specify how much …

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KNLS one-transmitter new schedule

USA (Alaska) – According to a schedule coming into effect on 18 November 2019, KNLS Anchor Point seems to have switched to a single transmitter operation: 0800-0900: 6075 (100 kW, 270°) to Pacific Rim: English 0900-1000: 6120 (100 kW, 300°) to Eastern Russia: Russian 1000-1100: 9665 (100 kW, 285°) to Eastern China: Chinese 1100-1200: 6045 (100 kW, 300°) to Eastern …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 16, 2019

** CANADA. 6030, Nov 16 at 1333, JBA carrier. Could it be CFVP Calgary? Best window to get its 100 watts after the Cuban radio war is finished for the night, yet near-sunrise propagation. In fact, have seen no reports of CFVP for many months and wonder if it has closed down? I don`t recall any explicit news of that, …

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Glenn Hauser logs November 15-16, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 15770, Nov 15 at 2030, WRMI still with fill music, not Radio Tirana relay; 9395, Nov 16 at 0233, also music JBA instead of RT: another week lost (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ** CANADA. 7850, Still no CHU timesignal here at 1612 check Nov 15. Should be audible if on. 14670 nominal. Replying to Richard …

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